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Man indicted on 15 counts of sexual contact with young girls
by Gary Kent
Jul 15, 2009 | 2681 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Joe Richard Jasso
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A 25-year-old Beeville man faces a possible lifetime in prison if he is convicted of any of the first degree felonies listed in a 15-count indictment returned against him last Thursday.

Six of 15 indictments returned by the Bee County Grand Jury were first degree felonies punishable by from five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of $10,000.

The defendant, Joe Richard Jasso, is already in custody at the Bee County Jail awaiting trial on several sexual assault and indecency charges related to the same victims.

According to investigators with the Bee County Sheriff’s Office, Jasso is suspected of having sexual relations with at least three young girls in May 2004. The indictment indicates that one of the victims was under the age of six, one was under the age of 14 and another was younger than 17.

The six first degree felony counts were all on charges of aggravated sexual assault. Jasso also was indicted on four counts of indecency with a child, contact, and on four counts of sexual assault. All eight of those counts were second degree felonies.

If Jasso is convicted on those, each conviction could result in his being sentenced to as many as 20 years in prison and fined as much as $10,000.

Grand jurors also indicted Jasso on one count of indecency with a child, contact, a third degree felony. If convicted on that count, the defendant could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000.

District Judge M.E. “Mike” Welborn set bond on the defendant at $5,000. Jasso is already being held on even higher bonds on other charges and it is unlikely he will be released.

Others indicted by grand jurors Thursday included:

•Jose Garza in a two-count indictment on charges of prohibited sexual conduct, a second degree felony, and sexual assault enhanced to a punishment of from 15-99 years or life in prison.

The first count of the indictment alleged that Garza engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a female victim and the second count alleged that he had sexual intercourse with the same victim.

Beeville Police Department investigators claimed the offenses took place on May 6, 2007.

The punishment range in the second count of the indictment was enhanced because the defendant had a previous felony conviction on a charge of burglary of a vehicle in San Patricio County on May 24, 1991.

Bond was $20,000.

•Jacob Blanco in a two-count indictment on charges of possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility, both third degree felonies.

Beeville police filed the charges after finding that Blanco had marijuana and diazepam while in the Bee County Jail on Jan. 3.

Bond was $2,000.

•Raul Rosenbaum III on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

According to police, Rosenbaum had marijuana at the Bee County Jail on Nov. 17, 2008.

Bond was $3,500.

•Marcos Jimenez Jr. on a charge of possession of marijuana, five to 50 pounds.

The offense is a third degree felony.

Deputies claim the defendant had the drug on Dec. 10, 2008.

•Genaro Vela DelBosque on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony.

Deputies claimed the defendant operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated on March 16, 2009.

He had previous DWI convictions on June 17, 1986, and on May 21, 2002, in Jim Wells County and another DWI conviction on Aug. 15, 1997, in San Patricio County.

Bond was $5,000.

•Lisa Farago on a charge of forgery, nine counts. The offense is a state jail felony.

If convicted, the defendant could face up to two years in a state jail facility and be ordered to pay a fine of as much as $10,000.

According to the BPD, Farago cashed nine checks on the Prosperity Bank account of another woman on nine occasions between March 6 and March 24. Seven of the checks were written for $400 and two were for $300.

Bond was $5,000.

•Monica Saenz on a eight counts of forgery, a state jail felony.

Police accused Saenz of cashing eight $300 checks between May 15 and July 29, 2008, all on a Prosperity Bank account in the name of the Bee County Chamber of Commerce.

Bond was $5,000.

•Abraham Anzaldua in a two-count indictment on charges of forgery, a state jail felony.

According to deputies, Anzaldua forged checks on another person’s First National Bank account on Jan.1 and 2 of this year for a total of $105.

Bond was $3,500.

•Blair DeAnne Boatright, Acie Gay Thomas and Frank James Thompson Jr. all were named in separate indictments on charges of possession of marijuana, four ounces to five pounds.

The charges are all state jail felonies.

Deputies alleged that the three were in possession of the drug on March 21.

Bond for each suspect was $2,500.

•Rafael Ruiz Jr. on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than one gram. The charge is a state jail felony.

Deputy investigators alleged that Ruiz had the drug in his possession on Jan. 31, 2009.

Bond was $2,500.
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